Pike, Northern

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Hengelaar's picture

Those are some of the strangest markings I've ever seen on a Pike!!

Cool catch!

Fishn sure is neat

andy's picture

Neascus up the wazoo or what?!

Mike B's picture

That is amazing. Are there some sort of parasite cysts all over it or is that the actually coloring? If that's the actual color pattern I'm at a loss for words. Anyone have any thoughts on what's going on here.

mike b

perkinsdonald's picture

Looks like something I've seen on other fish... pan fish mostly. This fish has it bad!!! I have seen it on the meat after cleaning them... no idea what it is or if it's the same thing.



The gods do not subtract the alotted span in men's lives the hours spent in fishing.

Dr Flathead's picture

Yeah, that pond is notorious for pike covered in black parasites.  Never seen one quite this bad though.  Hardly even make out its markings at all. 

TonyS's picture

it looks like TV static... somebody needs to adjust the bunny ears...

angry mongrel's picture

Good ole black bore man! Those things felt like sand paper on him it was by far the worst I've ever seen! All up in the gills and mouth just nasty. Would sure hate to clean that. Extra protein!

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

Mike B's picture

Yeah, I thought I've seen that before (see common shiner on my lifelist). Gruesome.

mike b

Hengelaar's picture

That's too bad. Didn't realize that's what it was....

Poor Pikey.


Fishn sure is neat